Camel’s Hump, Vermont’s Signature Mountain

Our beloved Camel’s Hump, 4th highest elevation in Vermont.  This picture shows the view from Charlotte, Vermont, looking east.


Caledonia Spirits New Retail Room Hours – Open 7 Days a Week


Caledonia Spirits retail room and distillery is now open seven days a week!  We are open Monday – Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, and Sundays 11 am – 3 pm.  Stop by for a free tasting, distillery tour, and the opportunity to buy directly from us.  If you make a purchase of 2 bottles or more, we give you a FREE Caledonia Spirits glass.  We also carry Eden Ice Ciders, Orleans apple wines, … Continue reading

Live From the Hive: October 2014


“Asters” by Annie Watson, Thistle Hill Studio

On a recent sunny afternoon walk, I spotted fall-blooming aster flowers alive with pollinators such as wasps, solitary bees, butterflies, and honey bees, all loading up on pollen and nectar.

Aster flowers come in many colors and sizes, from the rich violet-colored New England Aster to the not-so-showy Bushy Aster, a 1 to 3-foot tall leafy plant that can be covered with small white flowers with yellow centers. While not spectacular to look … Continue reading

September Newsletter 2014


Barr Hill looking southwest, July 29, 2014.  Camel’s Hump is seen on the horizon, just to the left of center.  photo by Jan Cannon,

In Vermont we live and farm in the valleys and hills between the mountains and higher hills.  We treasure and collect those high places that can be ascended in an hour or so, where you can go for part of the afternoon with … Continue reading